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Please see below the various forum post achives which have been added to the main discussion forum since 2008.

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Stolen Bouncy Castle - Hackbridge, Surrey
Device to help recover stolen inflatables etc.
Where can i get Frozen Softplay
Business plan template
STOLEN bouncy castle from Sheffield
PIPA tests
Disclaimer
Best Lights for Disco Dome
Selling Stock
Disco Dome Safety sheet and Disclaimer
Booking form, terms & conditions and disclaimer
Best Manufacturer advice
hi everyone :) next move....
Users
INPAS 2016
Human table football - Set up advice please
How to value my business/business for sale
Any combos for sale?
Latest BIHA spotlight / newsletter just out
WINDY WEATHER TOMORROW
Airflow tunnels
BouncyCastleOwner.com is now fully mobile.
HUMAN TABLE FOOTBALL - BLOWER ADVICE?
SELLING Bouncy castles and equipment
Starting a Business
Brand new Disco Dome Castles £2000 all in
Stolen Bouncy castle - Nottinghamshire 30-9-2015.
STOLEN INFLATABLES - Mosley, Manchester 22-9-15
Hello - A Few Questions Please
ADIPS Testing
Surf simulators advice please
Synthetic Ice Rink for sale
Leisure Supplies Show - 1 month to go !!!!
FOR SALE - Slam dunk Bungee run
Anybody new to the hire
surf-simulators
Xmas Grotto
Popcorn Machine
STOLEN BOUNCY CASTLE - CLEETHORPES. LINCS
Sad news regarding a top inflatable manufacturer
BIHA facebook
vinyl peeling
Didi Cars
sumo mat
£99 FANS FROM BETTERBOUNCE - BARGAIN!!!
Hirer Safety Rules, Guidelines and Standards
Branded Castles
newbie 1st question
Jay's Inflatables
J-B Inflatables ? ?
ALB Bounce - WARNING
Selling up !
Correct pressure for moonwalker
Inflatables for sale
Airquee Mini Dome
Disclaimer
Adips test
RPII vs PIPA Testing
Castles too hot
Manufacturer recommemndations please..
Velcro Inflatables
Didi Car racetrack
DON'T RISK YOUR CHILD'S SAFETY, use only equipme
How's business?
SPOTLIGHT on an Inflatable Hire Company - Wesley
Santas Grotto advice....
Spider
I NEED TO RANT!!!
ball pool advice
WANTED - HUMAN TABLE FOOTBALL INFLATABLE
AJL Bouncy Castles
New stuff
STOLEN BOUNCY CASTLE - Coventry 7-6-2015
Castle Damage Help
Sumo and Castle risk assesment
Van insurance
Fake reviews
Popcorn and Slush Machine
6ft Platform slide
G.S. Engineering break in
Jays Inflatables Open Day
Gladiator dual
Candy floss machines
SPOTLIGHT on an inflatable hire company 17-5-2015
'registered Address'
Easy Sketch Pro School Edition - Use your contacts
Disco Dome
Sale!Big party bouncer,Bounce & slide & jungle bou
Expansion plans...
another break in

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    • Forum for manufacturers, suppliers, repairers, testers and anyone else supplying goods or services to the inflatable hire industry.
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    • How many seconds does it take for your main bouncy castle website to fully load up on the small screen of your mobile phone (smart phone).
      1 - 4 seconds
      5 seconds
      6 - 10 seconds
      11 - 15 seconds
      16 - 20 seconds
      21 - 25 seconds
      26 - 30 seconds
      31 - 50 seconds
      51 - 60 seconds
      More than 1 minute

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    • Do you hire out mini-marquees (AKA Gazebos, instant pop-up-shelters) and/or full-size marquees alongside your inflatables to boost cash-flow and profits?
      No
      Thinking about it now after the wet 2012 summer
      Yes - but mini-marquees and gazebos only
      Yes - we hire out full size marquees only
      Yes - we hire out all sizes of marquees

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    • You discover that one of your competitors is illegally hiring out domestic "toy" bouncy castles to the public - which could cause a serious injury to a child as they are not robust enough for commercial hiring. What action would you take?
      Just warn them that they are breaking the law
      Call Trading Standards but warning them first
      Call Trading Standards without warning them first.
      Do nothing, but wait for others to report them.

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    • Do you charge your customers a "booking deposit" when they book an inflatable with you either through the phone or online? (E.g charge their credit card or ask them to send in a cheque, bank transfer or PayPal payment)
      Never - we're happy for full payment on delivery
      Sometimes - depends on the booking
      Yes - but only if they are a new customer
      Yes - for every booking, unless very short notice
      Yes - we won't deliver without a deposit up-front

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    • How many bouncy castles and other play inflatables do you own which you hire out?
      1
      2
      3 - 5
      6 - 8
      9 - 10
      11 - 13
      14 - 16
      17 - 19
      20 - 29
      30 or more

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    • Which is your most popular add-on hire product?
      Jenga (all 3 sizes)
      Connect-4
      Croquet
      Giant Chess
      Giant Drafts
      Didi Cars
      Pitchburst
      Boom Blasters
      Giant dartboard
      Basketball Shooters

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    • Do you charge a little extra for hiring bouncy castles to weddings? (and other very special events?)
      No, we keep the same hire price
      We charge an extra £10
      We charge an extra £20
      We charge an extra £30
      We charge an extra £40
      We charge an extra £50
      We charge an extra £60
      We charge an extra £70
      We charge an extra £80
      We increase price in accordance with their budget

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    • Do you use Facebook and/or Twitter as a marketing tool to reach your local prospects and customers?
      Yes
      No

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    • There are 10 main benefits of your membership to the BIHA and this sister site (BCO). Which one do you find MOST useful?
      Learning about Health & Safety / Legislation etc.
      Getting help & advice from the Discussion Forum
      Displaying the BIHA logo to increase your prestige
      Learning from the mistakes (& successes) of others
      Directory listing of your business on BIHA website
      Receiving ideas to help increase your hire profits
      Saving money on PL insurance and other services
      Getting the FREE Tip of the Week from this site.
      General sense of belonging / Less loneliness!
      Hearing about special deals etc.from manufacturers

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    • Which payment methods do you accept from your customers who hire inflatables?
      Cash and Cheque only
      Cash, Cheque and PayPal only
      Cash, Cheque, PayPal and Credit/Debit cards

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    • Do you ask your customers for referrals when they are happy with your inflatable hire service?
      No, never.
      No, unless the customer recommends me to a friend
      I sometimes ask for referrals
      I always ask for referrals at every hire
      I have a system to collect referrals at every hire
      I have a system & they get rewarded for referrals

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    • Should hire prices of your inflatables be included on your website?
      No, I prefer people to call me to discuss prices
      Yes, but only one price e.g. From £50 per day
      Yes, all my prices are displayed on my website
      Cannot answer as I don't yet have a website

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    • How much do you charge for a standard 12ft x 12ft bouncy castle (including 12 x 12's with a 4ft+ safety step) delivered LOCALLY in your town.
      £35 per day
      £40 per day
      £45 per day
      £50 per day
      £55 per day
      £60 per day
      £65 per day
      £70 per day
      £75 per day
      £80+ per day

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    • What is your most profitable type of inflatable which you hire out?
      Childrens bouncy castles
      Adult bouncy castles
      Small inflatable slides (Max 6ft to platform)
      Large inflatable slides (incl. mega slides)
      Castle/slide combis
      Sumo/super hero suits
      Bungee runs
      Rodeo bulls / surf simulators / multi-rides
      Bouncy boxing / Gladiator duel
      Activity centres / Obstacle courses

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    • Do you reduce hire prices in the winter?
      Yes
      No
      Only if the customer wants additional hire items
      Sometimes

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    • Do you own an Apple iPhone (e.g. 3G, 3GS or 4)
      No
      Yes

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    • Has The Soaring Price Of Fuel Made You Stop Taking Bookings Further Afield?
      Yes
      No

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